Monarch addresses every aspect of your business
•Internet-based client desktops
•Intelligent estimating and quoting
•Visual, complex planning without templates
•Version management for complex jobs
•Dynamic rules-based scheduling and optimization
•Order entry/job tracking desktop
•Electronic and printed production forms
•Automated inventory allocations
•Real-time data collection
•CIM: JDF and DMI (Direct Machine Interfaces)
•Roll stock management
•Invoicing and receivables
•Payables, GL and financials
•Sales and process analysis
•Visual business analysis
•Finished goods, fulfillment and mailing management
•Multi-process, -language, -company, -division, -currency
According to the Harvard Business Review, most businesses deliver less
than two thirds of their strategic performance potential and the causes of
this “strategy-to-performance gap” are often invisible to top management.
This gap is even more profound in the printing industry where, according
to NAPL, the average net profit per employee was 285% higher for the top
25% of businesses. The Monarch Print MIS/ERP system takes direct aim at
Maximize the profit
potential of every job!
EFI Monarch goes well beyond traditional business management systems by delivering smart, end-to-end business integration that organizes, analyzes, interprets, and leverages enterprise-wide data for process improvement. Monarch eliminates islands of information and breaks down barriers to connect teams, departments and divisions into a shared, streamlined workflow.
With a combination of process flexibility, integration, intelligence, and smart software with patented algorithms designed to drive management excellence, Monarch provides executive teams with a foundation of automation and business control unequalled in the printing industry. Scalable and configurable to fit your ever-changing business needs, Monarch is helping hundreds of the printing industry’s leading companies improve capacity utilization, reduce waste, streamline operations, and grow their profit potential.
The EFI Ecosystem
Monarch connects your company, forming an ecosystem driven by integration, automation and smart software. • Acquire new jobs and system information with eCommerce, mobile CRM and online portals.
• Manage your entire workflow from estimating and planning through final invoicing.
• Prepare jobs with flexible planning software, industry-leading prepress and Fiery integration. • Produce jobs with higher efficiency, optimized resource utilization and improved visibility.
ACQUIRE MANAGE PRODUCE
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REPORTING AND ANALYSIS CENTRALIZED, SHARED DATA
INTEGRATED, AUTOMATED, SMART SOFTWARE
“We used to schedule only the pressroom with manual tags. With
PrintFlow, we now can predict the effects that incoming jobs will
have on our schedule. We can usually forecast accurately the need
to add capacity in the immediate future, as soon as we get the
job, instead of finding out in the morning that the shift has to work
overtime to get the work out on time and we schedule our entire
JUDI HANSEN DIRECTOR OF IT J. S. MCCARTHY
Dynamic planning eliminates
The Monarch Planner module builds templates on demand, automatically adjusting specifi cations based on the individual job with the ability to apply a master template to multiple components and sizes. When a press is selected, adjustments are automatically made for the plate surface size, default marks, and any imposition variables. The process continues with the automated development of a distribution and shipping plan.
Monarch Planner provides your operation with a detailed layout that includes everything necessary for automated plate creation. A comprehensive manufacturing instruction set is developed for all production process steps, including reconciled
Optimize with smart, holistic
Monarch leverages the power and intelligence of PrintFlow® Dynamic Scheduling to build a logical,
effi cient plan based on real-time production and delivery priorities. The smart software sequences jobs based on priorities and production characteristics. Sheet size, paper type/weight, ink, employee availability, machine capabilities, and delivery requirements are just a few characteristics that are automatically factored into the production schedule.
The result - increased capacity and reduced make-ready time, switch-over time, waste, overtime, and overall production time. The end result is the electronic delivery of real-time run lists for each work center that represent the most up-to-date and cost eff ective
Start with accelerated, online
Online tools eliminate manual re-keying, errors and delays by delivering information seamlessly to your management and production teams so they can act quickly. Digital StoreFront® eCommerce software
gives your print buyers a customized, 24/7 solution for submitting specifi cations and fi les, placing orders, reviewing invoices, and managing their product catalogs. And, your fi eld sales team can use the Monarch Portal to build and submit specifi cations, review and dispatch quote letters, check job history, and submit and mange their jobs.
Improve estimating accuracy
Monarch’s estimating logic, built for the printing industry and tailored to your business, selects the production path for each quantity, generating a detailed plan all operations from prepress through fi nishing, including outside materials. Even with the automation Monarch provides, your estimators still retain the ability to edit any input or system calculation.
Just-in-time plating for all jobsThe pressroom floor is an ever-changing sequence of rush jobs and you need to allow schedules to shift and jobs to change at any stage to take advantage of open capacity and respond quickly to customer change requests. Monarch prepares impositioned press runs for direct RIPing to CtP devices through prepress workflow systems such as Prinergy and Apogee. Monarch Planner begins the process by receiving content links and images from, for example, Kodak’s Prinergy and InSite page submission systems. The content is automatically linked to pages in Monarch Planner, where the user views spreads and imposed views directly onscreen. When presses change, layouts respond and content flows automatically into its new positions. Likewise, paper sizes adjust, causing color guides and plate marks to shift and scale automatically.
Profitable version managementMonarch understands the parent/child relationship when managing versions. If a production run requires multiple black plate changes to accommodate distribution requirements, it automatically calculates and manages the related activities and materials to help control costs by reducing waste and improving workflow. Streamlining version control significantly impacts your ability to deliver on time and on target.
Accurate quantity managementWhile most planning systems utilize a flat percentage or rely on operator guesstimates for production counts to allow for materials spoiled during printing and finishing, Monarch uses automation to deliver more accurate and realistic material allocations. Monarch’s planning and Auto-Count® data collection capabilities
use equipment sensors, scales, and complex algorithms, so when the target moves due to a customer change, Monarch automatically rebuilds the plan with the new activities, counts, and costs, creating a comprehensive manufacturing instruction set for all steps of the production process.
Improve cash flow
Monarch provides a powerful toolset for improving cash flow and profitability, beginning with a complete specification for more accurate quotes and job plans with fewer surprises and less rework. An accurate, efficient production plan, combined with Monarch’s workflow control and optimization tools, means you can produce jobs with maximum efficiency and minimum cost. Add fast invoicing with detailed alteration tracking and you’re able to invoice jobs more quickly and keep more dollars.
Profitably manage inventoryFrom the generation of purchase orders to real-time roll-stock inventory management, Monarch effectively manages and controls your most expensive outside costs. And for businesses managing customer inventories, Monarch’s finished goods and fulfillment tools maximize your process and profit potential with on-line client desktop options for catalogs, ordering, status, and inventory management.
“Freeport Press went from 28 to 8 people in prepress with
Monarch: Our 100% PDF workflow accepts only print-ready files
and Monarch does the job planning, layout, impositions and job
tickets. With the EFI integrated combination of management,
planning, DMI and scheduling, we have an efficient,
enterprise-wide system that fully integrates order processing, inventory,
accounting and billing, and we have electronic, automated,
real-time scheduling that optimizes our production throughput.”
JAMES PILCHER GENERAL MANAGER FREEPORT PRESS
Long-term business success
Monarch gives you a total package including software, support and on-going development – the tools necessary for immediate and long-term success. EFI’s industry-leading market share in management and workfl ow solutions serves as a strong testament to our commitment to help our clients succeed. We’ve listened, and continue to listen, to our clients and our client- and industry-driven development roadmap continues to add to the system’s powerful, fl exible, and intelligent capabilities as the leading Print MIS/ERP solution for large single- and multi-plant
Unprecedented visibility with Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence (BI) promotes continuous improvement in your organization – positioning you for success and growth. If your management system is the blood of your organization, BI is the brain. Integrated BI provides company leaders and managers with enterprise-wide visibility into things happing right now, as well as trends that are developing or have developed over time.
Armed with clearly-presented information in an intuitive user interface, decision-makers are able to discover the areas of their business that require attention. Powerful ‘what-if’ scenario generators and drill-down capabilities make complex decisions easier. Data comes to life with Business Intelligence – providing true interaction between information, technology and people, driving your business forward.
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